While discussing the muslim dilemma with Bill O'Reilly, Williams had the audacity to say what most of us have said "...But when I get on the plane, I got to tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, they are identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried. I get nervous."It is ironic that the conversation had also turned to the idea of political correctness and how it stifles conversation, debate, and could "lead to some kind of paralysis, where you don't address reality." (said Williams)
So, NPR was trying to show its non-partisanship by not allowing its people to attend the Jon Stewart idiocy, but fires someone because his words (which were not spoken on NPR) "were inconsistent with our editorial standards and practices, and undermined his credibility as a news analyst with NPR". One wonders if this action was actually precipitated by the $1.8 million that Soros put forward to hire political reporters at NPR affiliates across the US (please note that the money did not go to NPR, but was directly earmarked for the reporters), or if saying that muslims in muslims garb on planes make you nervous or discoursing about muslim actions is actually a firing offense outside of academia.